The New York Giants will aim to address any one of their many needs during this year's NFL Draft. Although the Giants' problems during their 6-11 season were wide-ranging, arguably, most of their issues were on the offensive side of the ball. So, most agree New York will likely use their first-round pick on an offensive player.
According to Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports, that player is North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye, whom he thinks could fall down to the Giants at No. 6.
Some, however, question the wisdom of the Giants drafting a quarterback at No. 6 when New York has other needs, such as offensive line and WR1.
Adding a top lineman to their roster would help the Giants begin rebuilding one of the worst offensive lines in the league, a line that last year gave up the second most sacks in league history.
Assuming they were able to get more production from Evan Neal, drafting an offensive lineman in the first round would give the Giants three offensive linemen with high upside working together under a new offensive line coach, Carmen Bricillo, who had a track record with the Las Vegas Raiders of getting the most out of offensive linemen.
The Giants drafting an offensive lineman would also help protect quarterback Daniel Jones or whoever ends up playing quarterback for the Giants in the long term. If it's Jones--and general manager Joe Schoen has indicated that's the expectation once Jones is healthy--the Giants will have done what they should have done years ago, which is fix a unit that hasn't been consistent in years.
Still, others believe that the Giants should lean more toward a WR1, which the Giants haven't had since the days of Odell Beckham Jr, to help bolster a receiving unit that ranks near the bottom of the league.
The Giants don't have a receiver currently on their roster that many defenses in the league would have difficulty slowing down. The Giants haven't had a receiver finish a season with over 1,000 yards since Beckham in 2018.
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